Negative online comments prove that the public should be better educated about the reality of a polar bear hunt in Labrador, one Nunatsiavut hunter says. Derrick Pottle, a longtime hunter in Rigolet wasn't surprised at the social media outrage, including racist comments, that came after another hunter — Darrell Voisey of Makkovik — tried to sell a polar bear pelt online. But the comments are hurtful, Pottle said — and often ill informed. Pottle said that he thinks the online criticism boils down to a lack of updated and accurate information — something that reminds him of similar criticism of the seal hunt.
Polar Bear Hunting In Nunatsiavut Legal And Sustainable, Hunter Sayspolar bear Nunatsiavut Rigolet Makkovik Davis Strait Labrador Darrell Voisey Derrick Pottle Nain Hopedale
2 replies to this topic
Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:41 AM
You see this stuff on social media all the time. How can someone shoot an elephant or giraffe for sport ??? The general public is so uneducated about these types of hunts. Best thing to do is to keep this stuff away from social media.
Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:51 AM
Could not agree with you more, Buckmark. Social media is the perfect platform for pushing certain (emotionally driven) agendas.
Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: polar bear, Nunatsiavut, Rigolet, Makkovik, Davis Strait, Labrador, Darrell Voisey, Derrick Pottle, Nain, Hopedale
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users